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14 Fair-Trade Swimwear Brands You Need To Know For 2019-20

14 Fair-Trade Swimwear Brands You Need To Know For 2019-20

We are obsessed with stunning fair trade swimwear both in summer and off-season, basically all year round. Yes, we admit that we also love to fly long haul to Australia, Bali or Thailand because we love to see the culture once a year. For 2019/20 we have put together a list of our favorite brands offering ethically-made high-quality swimwear. You may not know some of them yet, because we have just discovered them, for example, Oy Surfwear, July b, Daughters of Summer or Zulu & Zephyr. Read further to discover all of them and check out their websites for more styles.

Daughters Of Summer

Kim Deuss created Daughters of Summer in her home country Bermuda to make a difference in the industry. Her first collection boasts high-quality swimwear that looks flattering on every figure. Designed to give you the best fit, most styles come with adjustable closures or ties at the shoulders, neck, back, and hips. Social responsibility is at the core of the ethical women’s resort wear brand which exclusively supports factories that pay fair wages and offer safe working conditions. Manufactured in NYC, the swimsuits use either ECONYL® regenerated nylon made from rescued marine materials like fishing nets and plastics or recycled polyester from post-consumer materials such as plastic bottles. The high-waisted bikini bottoms with cheeky strap details on the sides are true eye-catchers!

Website: daughters-of-summer.com
Instagram: @daughtersofsummer

OY Surf Apparel

The young surf & swimwear label OY Surf Apparel from Switzerland combines style, comfort and functionality. Their collections present bikinis, one-pieces and leggings with reinterpreted classical cuts, trendy colors and contemporary print patterns inspired by coastal landscapes and waves of the sea. For sporty girls and women of every size and shape. Operating in Switzerland and Germany, the fair and resource-efficient production takes place in a small family business in Portugal and Bali. Made of  ECONYL® or Lycra, the swim- and sportswear is extra comfortable, elastic and versatile. Perfect for all the conscious and stylish surfers, yogis and water sport enthusiast out there!

Website: oysurfapparel.com
Instagram: @oysurfapparel

PURA Clothing

A cute pattern or rather a simple monochrome swimsuit? If you think you have to choose, think again: all styles from the ethical Swiss swim- & activewear brand PURA Clothing are reversible. So, depending on your mood, it’s completely up to you how you want to wear your piece! On top of being adjustable to you and your unique body, PURA Clothing focuses on fair production. All pieces are handmade with love and care in Switzerland & Italy using high-quality Italian fabrics that feel super soft and are 100% recycled. The brand also avoids overproduction by only producing small quantities. With every purchase you make, the PURA Clothing donates 1 CHF to a non profit organization that is fighting global warming! Another bonus: the shipping is plastic-free! 

Website: puraclothing.com
Instagram: @puraclothing

Araks 

To this day, designer Araks Yeramyan’s remembers a trio of colored pencils her father had given to her when she was little. In 2000, she founded her own socially responsible swimwear and lingerie brand. The hip swimsuits are characterized by their extraordinary use of color blocking and asymmetrical cuts. Ever since its launch, Araks has proudly supported the start of three women-owned production facilities in New York and continues to produce 100% of their collections there. We’re total fangirls.

Website: araks.com
Instagram: @araksofficial

FAE®

If you aren’t afraid to show some skin, the sexy pieces from FAE® are perfect for you. The size-inclusive swimwear brand with sizes ranging from XS to XL and XXL will make you feel and look like a total babe, no matter what. Committed to having a positive impact on the environment and its people, FAE® teamed up with the Aquafil group who produce a techno-fabric made with ECONYL® which is twice as resistant to chlorine, suntan creams and oils as competitor’s fabrics.

Website: fae.house
Instagram: @fae

RENDL

RENDL is a small label from Vienna which produces contemporary swimsuits that stand out by their linear shapes, bold colors and characteristic square neckline. The streamlined silhouette makes all body types look super good, and thanks to the double layering of the outer material you will feel as comfy as in a sports swimsuit. Fairly made in Bratislava using Italian high-tech material, which is of exceptional quality: fast-drying, breathable, chlorine resistant and UV protective. Tip: pair the interchangeable pieces with skirts or jeans! 

Website: rendl.co
Instagram: @rendl

allSisters

Born out of a deep love for the ocean, the Barcelona-based conscious high-end swimwear brand allSisters celebrates the special bond between all women and mother earth. The swimsuits are multifunctional and comfortable yet elegant and fashionable so that you feel at ease with your body. allSisters works with upcycled garments made of stock material that come from local factories. Their recycled Italian fabrics carry The Made in Green by OEKO-TEX® certification. This means that they are tested for harmful substances, produced in socially responsible workplaces and environmentally friendly facilities. 

Website: allsisters.com
Instagram: @allsisters_official

Wolven

Surf, Swim, and Namaste: Wolven’s bold prints and vibrant colors are inspired by sacred geometry found in nature, Indian art and yoga. The fascinating patterns are crafted in-house by designers Kiran Jade and Will Ryan. Their activewear and swimwear is then ethically made at their partner manufactory in China which is certified by WCA for labor, wages, work hours, health, safety, and environmental practices. In collaboration with the non-profit organization Families Supporting Families, Wolven also provides healing yoga education to at-risk youth. Made with OEKO-TEX certified Recycled P.E.T fabric (RPET), the material is free of toxic chemicals, antimicrobial and fast-drying. Loved by pro surfers, yogis and athletes. 

Website: wolventhreads.com
Instagram: @wolventhreads

NOW_THEN

Good things take time: NOW_THEN is an independent label that produces responsibly made high-end luxury swimwear in small batches. With an obsessive attention to detail, skilled artisans in Spain handcraft these beautiful swimsuits and bikinis. From minimalistic styles to contemporary cuts and fine details – every ocean lover will find her ideal swimsuit here! NOW_THEN uses ECONYL® and petroleum-free ecoprene. With every swimsuit you get, you help the brand upcycle up to 300grs of marine debris and other nylon waste.

Website: nowthenlabel.com
Instagram: @nowthenlabel

Natasha Tonić

Natasha Tonić joined the fashion revolution by starting her own sustainable swimwear brand in Los Angeles, California. All pieces are locally sewn and hand-dyed using natural hemp fabric which is durable, antimicrobial, UV-resistant and healthy for your skin. The super trendy bathing suits and bikinis also wear beautifully as bodysuits, lingerie or activewear – all year around. For stylish girls and women who want to contribute to positive change in the world. With every purchase 5% goes towards 5 Gyres to fight the plastic pollution in our oceans.  

Website: natashatonic.com
Instagram: @natashatonic

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RAMÉ 

Dreamed in Barcelona, respectfully made in Bali. The independent brand RAMÉ empowers women to feel confident and beautiful in their bodies. The classic but sexy swimwear must-haves feature sophisticated colors and minimal cuts. Believing in a sustainable future, RAMÉ withstands ever changing fashion trends and focuses on limited stocks with timeless styles. To fight poverty and supporting the community in Indonesia, RAMÉ carefully selects local manufacturers that provide a safe and healthy working environment. With each purchase, 5% of the profit will be donated to the environmental and women empowerment organizations R.O.L.E Foundation and Bali WISE.             

Website: rame-ethicalwear.com
Instagram: @rame_ethicalwear

Judy b.

Whether apple, pear hourglass, carrot or pregnant – at Judy b. you can shop your favorite swimsuit according to your body shape. Growing up in Southern California, founder Jordan Infascelli was wearing a bikini everyday. Her mom would always tell her how to look your best without putting in all too much effort. This inspired Jordan. Today, a small textile mill near Milan, develops the soft, light and compact high quality fabric of her brand. Made and designed with love in California to enhance, support and shape a woman’s figure.

Website: judybswim.com
Instagram: @judybswim

Zulu & Zephyr

Zulu & Zephyr’s luxe swimwear is known for its exceptional quality, design and production. Dedicated to transparent and fair practices, the brand works with a family-run business in a highly sophisticated and social facility in Guangzhou, China. 150 talented women and men work there on sampling, pattern development, manufacturing and finishing. Their collection consists of stylish one pieces and bikinis in soft colors and elaborate cuts for any taste. We especially love their signature rib textured lycra. So cool.  

Website: zuluandzephyr.com
Instagram: @zuluandzephyr

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